Things here are kind of wobbly lately. Nothing seems to be going … well, anywhere. My work is stalled (by anxiety and fear and failure and you know); my knitting is suffering a similar fate; my life in general just seems to have, um, quit.
I want a challenge. Or something. I’m so tired of just doing the same old stuff, in the same old rut, getting the same old nothing done. There are so many adventurous, talented knitters whom I admire and wish I could bring just a bit of the same spark to my own … everything. In response to a comment I posted on her blog, Anna sent such a sweet message:
"… don’t be intimidated by techniques or designs – an intrepid attitude yields wonders. after
all, it’s only yarn ; )"
So I bought the Jess pattern, determined to be intrepid. To that end, I’ve also dug out my nemesis: the wrap sweater with eyelets from Rebecca #29.
This will be my "thinking" project. All of my other holiday knitting, I’ve decided, will have to be less complicated (read: no counting) so that I can work on it while reading the oh-so-many pages that need to be read.
And since I’m focusing mainly on scarves and stockinette stitch cardigans, I think this should work.
I’m almost done with the Tami scarf …
I was utterly defeated by the previously mentioned armwarmers, so it feels nice to be approaching completion on a project that has actually been a pleasure. And I’m planning many more Yarnplay projects for the future …